Haley Sowers of Meridian will soon be competing in the Miss Teen U.S.A. Pageant.
Sunday was Sowers' sendoff party. She will represent Mississippi in the Miss Teen U.S.A. Pageant that is in the Bahamas.
Many of her friends and family gather at the Park at North Hills in Meridian. They were there to show their love and support as Sowers heads into a memorable experience.
Sowers says she is grateful for the support.
"It's nice to have their support. Everyone is supporting you and wants you to do very well. So it feels great," says Sowers.
Sowers says she is excited to meet the other young ladies and hopes to do well herself. She has been preparing for months in order to do her best.
"Well there is an interview portion, swimsuit portion, then you have an onstage question, and then your evening wear dress. So I've been working on interview skills, walking, and especially, getting my body ready for swimsuit," describes Sowers.
Sowers also had pictures available that she was signing for her guests.
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